charles de gaule airport paris

Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (CDG / LFPG)

The main airport of Paris and France named after Charles de Gaulle is located 25 km northeast of the French capital in the department of Roissy de France. Every day, up to 150 thousand people pass through its terminals, or about 60 million passengers a year. In terms of passenger air traffic, it consistently ranks among the ten largest airports in the world. Today, planes regularly depart to more than 300 cities around the world.

Contact Information

Official website of Charles de Gaulle Airport: parisaeroport.fr
Main contact phone numbers:

Airport Information: +33 170 363 950 / +33 148 622 280
Aeroflot Airlines: +33 142 253 192
Air France: +33 820 820 820

Wi-fi

Free wi-fi is available at the airport. More demanding customers are offered a choice of two paid packages. Prices from 3 euros for 20 minutes to 6 euros per hour (4 times faster speed, no ads, no automatic disconnection) and 10 euros per day (10 times faster speed, the ability to connect 5 clients at the same time), respectively. The service is provided by Hub One.

Restrictions due to Covid-19

From May 19, 2021, there is a curfew in mainland France from 21:00 to 06:00. To move around the country during the indicated hours, you must have a plane ticket with you, or in case of a business trip, documents from the employer.

  • By decision of the local administration, access to the airport terminals is limited. Passengers accompanying minors under 18 years of age and people with disabilities can get into the terminals.
  • Terminals open: 2E and 2F.
  • Terminal 2F serves flights within the Schengen area.
  • Terminals 2F and 2E serve the following airlines: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Algérie, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Malta, Air Austral, Air Cairo, Air Canada, Air China, Aeroflot, Air France, Air India, Air Madagascar, Air Mauritius, Air Senegal, Air Serbia, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, Austrian Airlines,
  • Belavia, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Brussels Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, EasyJet, El Al, Egyptair, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad, Eva Airways, Finnair, Fly One, Georgian Airways, Gulf Air, Hi Fly Malta, Icelandair, Iran Air, Japan Airlines, Jasmin Airways, KLM, Kenya Airways, Korean Air Lines, Lot, Lufthansa, Luxair, Middle East Airlines, Montenegro Airlines, Nouvel Air Tunisie, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Sata Internacional, Saudia, Scandinavian, Singapore Airlines, SmartWings, Srilankan Airlines, Sunexpress, Swiss Intl Airlines, Tarom, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine Intl Airline, United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Volotea.
  • All passengers arriving in France over 11 years of age must have a negative PCR test with them (valid for 72 hours). An exception is a transit flight, provided that the final host country does not require a test. Self-isolation for those arriving from EU countries is not required. Those arriving from the UK are required to self-isolate for a period of 10 days with a re-test for coronavirus.
  • Entry into France from third countries is prohibited. Exception: Japan, Australia Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and UK. A negative test is required upon entry, valid for 72 hours. Self-isolation is required for 10 days with a second PCR test. If a PCR test is not done in the country of departure, then you can do it at the airport, the place of self-isolation will be determined by the local government.
  • You can find out which terminal other airlines fly from here.

Terminals

  • T1 accepts aircraft of any airline except French
  • T2 receives flights from Russia.
  • T3 accepts charter flights and planes of budget airlines.

Terminal 1

The first terminal consists of 4 levels. Download a detailed map of terminal 1 (shops, cafes, restaurants).

T1 (CDGVAL level)

On the very first level there is a foyer, which can be reached by arriving on the automatic subway CDGVAL. Here you can check in.

Of the services, there are a currency exchange office (No. 1), a tax refund (No. 11), a travel agency (No. 7), an information board for tourists (No. 12), and luggage wrapping (No. 9). post office with ATM (No. 3), photo booth (No. 6).

You can have a bite to eat at McDonald’s (No. 2), Hippopotamus (No. 4), Brioche Doree (No. 5) and Grand Comptoir (No. 8).

Under number 10 are the Relay / Petit Casino newspaper and grocery stores.

T1 (departure area)

At the second level, the registration zones are divided into sectors.

Of the services, there are baggage wrapping (No. 1), a currency exchange office (No. 3), check-in machines (No. 4), an information board for orientation (No. 8), and the issuance of lost suitcases (No. 6).

Of the shops here is La Maison du Chocolat – No. 7, you can have a bite to eat in Brioche Dorée – No. 2 and Starbucks – No. 5.

T1 (Boarding level)

At the third level, passport control and departures are carried out directly.

Of the services here are located: Internet connection points (No. 16), boxes for charging phones and other gadgets (No. 25), a currency exchange office and tax refunds (No. 1).

You can have a bite to eat at Caè Ritazza (No. 13), Brioche Doree (No. 17), Bar 428 (No. 19).

T1 (arrivals)

On the last level is the arrivals area, where several baggage claim areas are located.

From the services here you will find: an information kiosk for tourists (No. 1), an information board with a terminal plan (No. 2), a currency exchange office (No. 4), car rental points (No. 5-9) and after-sales service (No. 10).

The Relay newsstand (No. 11) and the Brioche Dorée cafe (No. 3) are located here.

Terminal 2A

The dirty area is marked in white. The clear zone is marked in purple. Download a detailed diagram of terminal 2A (list of shops, cafes and restaurants).

Shuttle N1 arrives at the 5th exit. Buses arrive at exit 8.

To go through passport control, you need to go downstairs. The descent zone is indicated on the map by a dotted line. The clear zone is located at level +1.

Services:

  • Safe bag service (wrapping luggage in film) – No. 12.
  • Travelex currency exchange office – №10
  • Internet point (Internet connection point) – No. 7
  • Accueil PHMR (reception for people with disabilities) – №7

Terminal 2C

Download terminal 2C scheme (list of restaurants, cafes and shops). After checking in, go downstairs and go through passport control. Climb up to the clear area.

Services in the dirty area:

  • Travelex currency exchange office – №10
  • Safe bag (packing of suitcases) – No. 13
  • Bureau de détaxe (tax refund) – No. 8
  • Borne Internet (Internet access point) – No. 11
  • Photomaton (photo booth) – No. 23

Terminal 2D

Arrival and departure hall. It is divided into two parts, one wing for arriving from Schengen countries, the second – for other countries. Download the complete 2D terminal scheme (cafes, restaurants, shops).

Services:

  • Return Tax-free – №8
  • Travelex currency exchange office – No. 10.
  • Photo booth – No. 5
  • Mail – №7
  • Car rental – №16,17,18,19,20,9
  • Terminal 2E
  • Terminal E has three departure areas and one arrivals area. Download the complete map of terminal 2E (cafes, restaurants and shops).

T2E (gates K21-K54)

There are several registration areas here.

Services:

  • Parafe espace inscription (boarding pass processing area) – No. 26
  • Safe Bag (baggage packing) – No. 2
  • Currency exchange – No. 6,
  • Return Tax-free No. 29
  • VAT refund (Travelex (VAT refund)) – No. 19.
  • Charge box (stand, you can recharge mobile and other devices) – No. 35
  • Espace Internet (zones with Internet) – №13
  • Currency exchange point – No. 16
  • After passing through passport control, you find yourself in a clean zone.

A shuttle runs through the terminal – an automatic subway. His movement is marked with a dotted line.

T2E (gates L21-L53)

Services:

  • Currency exchange point – No. 18;
  • Internet access zones – No. 3;
  • Charge box (stand for recharging phones and other gadgets) – No. 15
  • T2E (gates M21-M50)

Services:

  • Charge box (stands for charging gadgets) – No. 36
  • Internet access zones – No. 3
  • ATMs – №29
  • Art Exhibition – No. 13
  • T2E (arrivals)

Services:

  • Currency exchange point – No. 2
  • Information kiosk for tourists – No. 5
  • Car rental – №6,7,8,9,10,11
  • Transfer at terminal 2E

From terminal 2E (arrivals) there is a Metro LISA train shuttle towards departures 2E. Makes two stops, at the L gates and at the M gates.

Terminal 2F

This is where the bass shuttle N1 and N2 comes in. Download the complete diagram of terminal 2F (shops, restaurants and cafes).

Services:

  • Safe bag (baggage packing) – No. 28
  • Internet access zones – No. 11
  • Charge box (stands for charging gadgets) – No. 29
  • Currency exchange point – No. 9
  • ATM – №6

T2F (arrivals area)

Services:

  • Tax refund – #2
  • Medical assistance – No. 3
  • Information center for tourists – No. 14
  • Photo booth – No. 1
  • Currency exchange – №13
  • Car rental: №4,5,6,7,8,9

Terminal 2G

The airport’s central foyer is located on the first level. Download terminal scheme 2G .

Near the main entrance there is Paul Cafe (No. 2) and an unaccompanied minor service (No. 1), as well as a Relay newsstand (No. 3).

On the same floor there is a baggage claim area, a pre-flight control point and a check-in area.

The waiting room is located on the second level.

Services:

  • Charging stands for gadgets – №9
  • Internet connection points – No. 7

Terminal 3

The third terminal is divided into an arrivals and departures area. Download a detailed diagram of terminal 3.

T3 (departure zone)

The following services are located in the clean zone: Internet connection points (No. 1), recreation area (No. 2), mother and child room (No. 3), smoking room (No. 4), Playstation playroom (No. 5), children’s playroom room (#6)

From the shops you can find: Buy Paris Collection – No. 10, Buy Paris Duty Free – No. 7, Relay newsstand – No. 8, Be Relax massage room – No. 9.

There are only three restaurants in the third terminal – Naked (No. 12) and Pergola (No. 11) – in a clean area, and Brioche Dorée (No. 13) – in a dirty one.

In the dirty area there are: a photo booth (No. 15), a currency exchange office (No. 14), an HSBC ATM (No. 16), a reception for people with disabilities (No. 17), a tax refund (No. 18), luggage wrapping (No. 19), information board (No. 20).

T3 (arrivals)

Here are located: an information board (No. 3), an HSBC ATM (No. 2) and a cafe Alto Café (No. 1).

Airport transport

Here you will find the most detailed information about the shuttles that run free of charge around the airport.

Shuttle bass (bus) N1

  • T2A (output 5)
  • T2C (exit 12)
  • T2E (exit 16)
  • Parking
  • T2F (output 2), 2G
  • CDGVAL (transfer to terminals 1 and 3), RER
  • T2D (output 6)
  • Opening hours: 04:00 – 07:30 every 7 minutes, 07:30 – 01:30 every 8 minutes, 01:30 – 04:30 every 15 minutes.

Shuttle bass (bus) N2

  • Terminal 2F (Gate 2) Terminal 2E (Gate 16, stops only from 21:30 to 23:00)
  • Terminal 2G
  • Working hours: 5:30 – 23:00, every 5 minutes.

Railway shuttle CDGVAL

Runs through all terminals along the route:

Terminal 1 — Parking PR — Terminal 3 Roissypole — Parking PX — Terminal 2.

Opening hours: 04:00-01:00, every 4 minutes.

Transport in the transit zone

Many arrive in Paris on a transit flight, which involves a transfer, and therefore moving through the terminal or to another terminal. In the transit area there are special buses called Navettes correspondence.

Green bus : Terminal 1 – Terminal 2A, 2C. Working hours: 05:00-24:00.

Blue bus : Terminal 2A, 2C – Terminal 2D – Terminal 2F, 2E (exit L) – Terminal 2E (exit M). Here you can change to the red bus and get to terminal 2G. Working hours: 05:00 – 23:45.

Yellow bus : Terminal 2F (exit L) – Terminal 2E (exit K) – Terminal 2G. Working hours: 5:30 – 21:45

Red bus : Terminal 2E (exit M) – Terminal 2G. Working hours: 5:30 – 14:00.

Orange bus : Terminal 2F – Terminal 2G. Serves passengers arriving from countries belonging to the Schengen area. Working hours: 7:00 – 22:00.

VAT refund (Tax Free)

If you are not a citizen of the European Union and you are flying outside of it, you can return the value added tax of the goods. How to do this, we wrote in detail here .

Location of tax refund office:

T1: CDGVAL level, hall 6

T2A: departures level (Départs), gate 5

T2C: departures level (Départs), gate 4

T2E: departures level (Départs), gate 8

T2F: arrival level (Arrivées)

T3: departures level (Départs), international customs area.

Parking

The airport is equipped with 10 car parks, each is guarded and requires payment. Approximate prices: up to 10 minutes free, 15 minutes: 2-3 €, 1 hour: 8-9 €, 1 day: 30-40 €. All car parks are open 24/7.

On the airport website, you can reserve and pay for a place in advance, the service is convenient for open parking lots. Parking lots are equipped with video cameras at the entrance and exit. Access to the parking place in this case is provided by a special code.

  • P1 – T1. Covered.
  • P3 – T3. Open.
  • P3Resa – T3. Open.
  • PR – T1. Open.
  • PX-CDGVal. Open.
  • PAB – T1 and T2. Covered.
  • PCD – T2C and T2D. Covered.
  • PEF – T2E and 2F. Covered.
  • PW – T2G. Open.
  • PG – T2G. Open.

Parking space near the airport has a limit on the dimensions of the car. In the parking lot, you cannot leave a car longer than 5.5m, higher than 1.9m and wider than 2.2m. For scooters and motorcycles, separate parking sectors are provided with their own tariff: 15 minutes -1.50 €, 30 minutes – 3 €, 1 hour – 5 €, 19.50 € for two days.

A 50% discount is provided only to people with disabilities and their accompanying persons. Parking is paid by bank cards or in cash through parking machines.

Luggage storage

One cabin can accommodate luggage weighing up to 32 kg.

Luggage storage Bagages du Monde is located on level 4 of T2.

Opening hours from 6:00 to 21:30.

Information phone: +33 1 34 38 58 90

Prices:

  • up to 6 hours – 7 €
  • up to 12 hours — 14 €
  • up to 24 hours – 17 €
  • every day +9 €, from the fifth day +7 €

PS After the terrorist attacks, for security reasons, the luggage storage rooms were temporarily closed, they are now open.

Hotels

There are dozens of hotels on the territory of the airport, from 2 to 5 stars. There are hotels that accept transit passengers and are located directly at the airport. Here is a detailed map of the hotels.

Transfer to Paris

The cheapest way to get to the center of Paris is by public transport, we wrote in detail how to do this in this article .

It is better not to take a taxi at the airport, it is expensive, it will be cheaper to order a transfer in advance, you can familiarize yourself with the offers and read the recommendations in this article .

Getting from Charles de Gaulle airport to Orly is not as difficult as it seems at first glance. The fastest and cheapest way to get there is by train and the special metro Orlyval. We buy a ticket for the RER train (10 euros) and go to the RER Antony stop. There we transfer to Orlyval, having previously bought a special ticket for 9.30 euros

Transit Schengen visa

Required in three cases:

  • If there are two transplants (or more) in the Schengen countries
  • If during a transfer you need to go to another terminal.
  • If there is no transit zone at the airport where the transfer is to be made.

That is, if you fly from Russia, Ukraine to America, Brazil with a transfer in Paris and do not go beyond the same terminal, you do not need a visa!

How to apply for a Schengen visa, read this article .

Airport history

In the early 60s of the twentieth century. for the two Paris airfields of Orly and Le Bourget, the prospect of a transport collapse began to emerge more and more clearly. According to calculations, every 5 years there was a doubling of passenger traffic, and with such a number of people, the existing airport terminals could no longer cope. In order to prevent a looming crisis in the summer of 1964, a decision was made to build a new Paris Nord airfield.

For him, a place was determined in the Roissy-en-France region, away from settlements, where there was enough free land. It was only necessary to buy it from the owners of several farms. However, the decision to build the airport was perceived by the public ambiguously and persistent debate about its feasibility continued until 1972. The problem was finally resolved after the payment of appropriate compensation to the parties affected during the construction of the airport.

The opening of the new main air gates of Paris and all of France took place in the presence of the country’s Prime Minister P. Messmer in 1974.

Over the course of its forty-year history, the infrastructure of Charles de Gaulle Airport has undergone many changes, but continues to improve today in the spirit of the times. Only one thing remains unchanged – the successful combination of economic efficiency with maximum comfort for passengers.